[CentOS] vmware-server-console not installed

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 13:38:25 UTC 2010


rainer at ultra-secure.de wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Dan Irwin <dan at jackies.com.au> wrote:
> 
>> so many replies ...
>> so my best option is to install  VMware-server-1 ???
> 
> 
>  - Doesn't work on RHEL5 (only RHEL4u3 or u4?)
>  - supported guest-OSs: similarly ancient


I have some VMware-server 1.x versions running under Centos5.4 - and have Centos 
5.4 running as a guest.  I haven't had much trouble with it other than 
vmware-config.pl having to recompile the kernel module after every update.

> If it's a server, I'd go for ESX4i right away (if the hardware is
> supported - but if you have a decent NIC, it should not be a problem)

Have to agree with that - ESXi is better, but then you have to run everything on 
the guests.  Where I'm running Server the host also runs some apps.

> For a workstation, go Virtual-Box, if you don't have much legacy stuff
> sitting around.

VMware Player might also be a reasonable choice if you are running things 
locally and always want the console attached to the session.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com



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